Japanese PM Shinzo Abe offers condolences to Pearl Harbour attack victims

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the US naval base at Pearl Harbor, where he offered condolences to the victims of Japan’s attack on the base 75 years ago. However, he did not issue an apology for the attack. He was accompanied by US President Barack Obama. Japan had devastated much of the Pearl Harbor base in a surprise attack in 1941, killing 2,300 US servicemen. It had damaged all eight of the US battleships at the base and sunk four of them, propelling the US into World War Two. In the years after Japan’s attack,US incarcerated roughly 120,000 Japanese-Americans in internment camps. US also dropped atomic bombs on Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945 that led to unconditional surrender of Japan and end of of WWII.